I have not been posting for the last few weeks. My DH has not been well, but I have still been stamping and making cards. I decided I would make boxes of note cards for both my mother and mother in law. After several attempts I settled on a box that I felt was sturdy and would hold at least six cards - it takes 12! The box itself takes uses a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock and the top takes uses an 8 1/2" by 11" sheet. Then I had to make the cards. I wanted simple and something that would coordinate with the colours of the box (pink top, white bottom). Here are the two card designs I decided to use. Note to self - get an easel!
The first card used the butterfly stamp from the SU Merci set. I used non SU markers (pale pink) and then coloured over using my blender pen and SU Purely Pomegranate Ink. The pink card stock is non SU. I used the CB Perfectly Paisley embossing folder. I also used Whisper White and Purely Pomegrante Cardstock. I then 'glitterfied' the butterly with Stickles.
The second card uses stamps from the Heartfelt Thanks set. I am finding this to be an incredibly versatile set. I used Whisper White and Purely Pomegranate card stock. The WW was embossed with the CB Swiss Dots folder. Inks used were Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and Basic Black.
I don't have a photo of the box yet - I think it needs to be embellished a bit - not too sure.
I also had fun this week making a peek a boo card for my sister in law. She will be celebrating her birthday in Las Vegas so I could not resist adapting a card I saw that looks like a slot machine to a peek a boo card. I saw a video tutorial at http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stamping_thoughts/2008/02/peek-a-boo-card.html for the peek a boo card, and the slot machine theme from TMDMom on Splitcoaststampers. All SU Products. CS - Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Almost Gray. Tart & Tangy and It's Your Birthday stamp sets. Inks - Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Only Orange and Glorious Green. Used CB Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. Also used the 1 3/8 square punch. I think I should have used some acetate between the images and the black frame - Oh well! Hope you like.
Front of Card
Card being opened - see the right hand square!
She's a winner!
What a lot of fun this was to make and then to have it actually work!
I also made a couple of onesies using Lauren Meader's turorial p://laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/02/05/create-your-own-onesie-card-tutorial-and-important-note-please-read/ . I actually did a mini workshop with my friend Judy to show her how to do them. I have a cousin who is determined not to know the sex of the baby until it is born, so I made one with pink and one with blue. Cardstock, inks and DSP all Stampin Up!. I also used some stickles. Just noticed I did not put on the little buttons at the bottom - I forgot to order the Soft Subtles brads. Used Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink. A little bit of Soft Sky ink - I opened my box of Soft Subtles Stampin Spots and there was no Bashful Blue (there were 2 Pale Plum). Called Stampin Up! and not to worry, they sent a replacement box which just now arrived. Used the So Many Scallops stamp set and the scallop punch. I think I will redo the blue one now that I have the Bashful Blue Stampin Spot.
I will post more in the next couple of days. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day.